Labor Day Weekend around here means that the annual Blue Hill Country Fair is up and running.

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The popular five-day Fair originated in 1891 and has extensive entertainment choices, as well as a wide range of contests.

The contests include, among others, weight-pulling (horse, oxen, antique tractor), farm animal judging, skillet-tossing, and pie-eating.

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This is the event that inspired the country fair scenes in E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. (Brooklin, Maine)